House of Stars by Keya Ghosh

Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India (forthcoming)

What if you fall in love when it’s time to die?

Our story starts with an ordinary day. With a teenage boy following the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. He follows her into a mall. There are shots… screams… and the world will never be ordinary again. A police car that carried Salim Akhtar, a most dreaded terrorist is hijacked. He has been sentenced to death and is a dead man walking. But now he has hostages, and a chance to negotiate freedom.

Every half hour a hostage dies. As the drama unfolds there is death… betrayal… hope… acts of impossible love…and, of course, the impossible love story. A love story between a young boy and a young girl who are watching their lives tick to an end. But it’s not that simple. Both of them are hiding secrets.

But love always has its way

The author: Keya Ghosh